Ten Must-Have Items for Baby in 2012

Big brands and boutique labels have brought us some intriguing baby products, and some of them, we predict, will stay strong in 2012. Check our list of baby favorites for what’s hot now and what’s expected to remain an “it” item over the next several months. Don’t let your little one fall behind the trends in the New Year.

Hushamok

Puj tub in aqua

Described as “the coolest thing ever” by Gwen Stefani, the Hushamok sleeping hammock is a must have for colicky and unsettled babes. The stylish and eco-friendly sleeper offers a natural, self-soothing motion that will help you – and your baby – get a full night’s rest. ($400)

Aden + Anais Muslin Wraps

Celebrity product of choice, aden + anais wraps are made from 100 percent muslin cotton. The lightweight muslin allows air to circulate, while still providing comfort and warmth. Adios, overheating. It’s the perfect swaddle! FYI smart shoppers: muslin cotton stands up to repeated washings, only becoming softer with age. (4-pack for $50)

The Adiri Nurser

Make a splash with the Adiri nurser. Designed to mimic a mother’s breast, these ‘unusually-shaped’ bottles make the transition from breastfeeding to bottle-feeding a breeze. And, they often draw priceless reactions from relatives and bystanders. ($10 – $15)

The Svan High Chair

If the combination of ‘high’ and ‘chair’ conjures up images of bright, shiny, metallic monstrosities, take heart. The Svan High Chair is an organic, clean and stunning alternative. And it’s more than just another pretty chair. It’s environmentally-friendly and ergonomically designed to grow with your babe. It had us at hello. ($260)

Puj Tub

Named “Product of the Year” by ‘Pregnancy and Newborn,’ the Puj Tub is a modern miracle. It’s eco-friendly, PVC-free, BPA-free, and a dream to use, fitting just about any sink. At less than an inch thick, it’s also easy to store. Currently, it is only available in white, but kiwi (pictured) and aqua are coming soon. Perhaps it’s time to see what all the fuss is about. ($40) 

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